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April 6, 2021 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
1. CLOSED MEETING - 5:15 p.m. - Administration Building, 45 East State Street, Farmington, UT
Description:  The Board will go into closed session for the purpose of personnel issues.
2. BOARD MEETING - 6:00 P.M. - Administration Building, 45 East State Street, Farmington, UT
2.A. INTRODUCTORY ITEMS
2.A.1. Student Performance -- Ms. Sierra Lutz, Farmington High Senior, STEM Fair Project Winner
Presenter:  Mr. Tyson Grover, STEM Section Director
Description:  Ms. Lutz will give a presentation to the Board on her winning STEM Fair project. Her project, PCR Pandemonium: A Study of Thermophilic Bacteria DNA Polymerases and Their Application in PCR, examined the potential of bacteria collected from hot springs in the Utah-Idaho portion of the Great Basin Region to be used in the DNA amplification process of PCR. PCR is an extremely useful tool in many areas of research, including vaccine research, as it takes a very small sample of DNA and replicates it many times over, so there is a usable amount. A key component of PCR is DNA Polymerase, the protein that actually duplicates DNA. All cells contain a DNA Polymerase, but because PCR occurs at high temperatures a DNA Polymerase that can handle those temperatures is required. The industry standard Taq DNA Polymerase had never before been tested against other naturally occurring high-temperature polymerases. And she actually found a DNA Polymerase from a bacteria from south-central Utah that may outperform Taq.

Ms. Lutz' science teacher is Ms. Jana Barrow at Farmington High. 
2.A.2. Pledge of Allegiance
Presenter:  Ms. Sierra Lutz, Farmington High Senior
2.B. BOARD RECOGNITION
2.B.1. Elementary Directors, Dr. Helene Van Natter & Mr. John Sheffield
Presenter:  Superintendent Reid Newey
2.C. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Description:  Public comments will be accepted for approximately eighteen (18) minutes. Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes.
2.C.1. Public Comment Rules, Welcome, and Introductions
Presenter:  Pres. John L. Robison
2.D. INFORMATION ITEMS
2.D.1. Committee Report
Presenter:  Board members
2.D.1.a. Foundation
Presenter:  Vice President Marie Stevenson
2.D.1.b. USBA Business
Presenter:  Ms. Brigit Gerrard
2.D.1.c. Audit Committee
Presenter:  Ms. Liz Mumford
2.D.2. Superintendent Report
Presenter:  Superintendent Reid Newey
2.D.2.a. Administrative Appointments (exhibit)
Presenter:  Superintendent Reid Newey
Description:  Superintendent Reid Newey will announce the new administrative positions for the 2021-2022 school year.
2.D.2.b. Stakeholder Report (exhibit)
Presenter:  Asst. Superintendent John Zurbuchen
2.E. CONSENT ITEMS
2.E.1. Board Minutes (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Craig Carter
Description:  Mr. Craig Carter and his staff have prepared the minutes from the March 2, 2021 board meeting and March 16, 2021 board workshop. Please review the minutes prior to this meeting and feel free to make amendments as needed.
2.E.2. Financial Report (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Craig Carter
Description:  Mr. Craig Carter and the Accounting Department have prepared the financial report. If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Mr. Carter prior to the Board meeting.
Attachments: (1)
2.E.3. Personnel Report (exhibit)
Presenter:  Asst. Superintendent John Zurbuchen
Description:  Ms. Suzi Jensen and the Human Resources Department staff have prepared the Personnel Report. If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Mr. Zurbuchen prior to the meeting.
Attachments: (1)
2.E.4. 2HR-202 Employer-Employee Relations (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Ben Onofrio
Description:  Five-year review.  No changes.
2.E.5. 5S-301 Medical Recommendations by School Personnel to Parents (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Ben Onofrio
Description:  Five-year review.  No changes.
2.E.6. 10CR-005 Naming of School District Facilities (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Ben Onofrio
Description:  Five-year review.  No changes
2.F. BUSINESS ITEMS
2.F.1. Head Start/Early Head Start Report
Presenter:  Pres. John L. Robison
Description:  The Board will be asked to approve the Head Start/Early Head Start minutes, budget, enrollment report.
2.F.2. Approval of Advanced Learner Plan FIRST and FINAL Reading (exhibit)
Presenter:  Dr. Logan Toone
Description:  The Board will consider approval of the 2021 Enhancement for Accelerated Students Program R277-707, which was discussed in the March 16, 2021 workshop.
2.F.3. 4I-200 Instructional Materials Adoption, Acquisition, Replacement, Disposal and Appeals Procedures FIRST Reading (exhibit)
Presenter:  Dr. Logan Toone
Description:  This policy has been revised and renamed to 4I-200 Instructional Materials Management.  Have added proposed language on: 
•    criteria for material review;
•    school-level primary instructional materials adoption when District-wide adopted materials are not available for a particular course or do not support the school instructional delivery model;
•    District-level selection of supplemental instructional materials;
•    school-level request for use of supplemental instructional materials;
•    adoption of instructional materials regarding sex education and maturation (previously not in policy - followed State Board rule); 
•    selection and use of audiovisual support materials moved from policy 4I-201 Audiovisual Support Materials  into this policy and its accompanying administrative procedures (propose repealing policy 4I-201; and
•    training requirements.
2.F.4. Administration Building HVAC Renovation Cm/Gc Selection (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Craig Carter, Business Administrator
Description:  The Administration building heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has lived beyond the District’s Maintenance Department ability to service.  The system components and programming have been discontinued by the manufacturer which has made getting replacement parts very difficult.  The system will be replaced with a new variable air system.  This will involve re-working of the piping system above the ceilings in each office space.  The existing, galvanized, domestic water lines will be replaced with copper piping at the same time.  The District Professional Services Selection Committee evaluated proposals and fees from five different general contractors.  The successful firm will work as a construction manager (Cm) to assist the design team with cost estimates, constructability reviews, and monitor the bid climate.  A big portion of the project will be to schedule the construction work while minimizing the disruption to the departments in the building.  Once plans are complete, the construction manager will change hats and become the general contractor (Gc) and will bid out the project to sub-contractors.  
Attachments: (1)
2.F.5. Bountiful High School Stadium Lighting (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Craig Carter, Business Administrator
Description:  The wind storm in September blew over one of the existing light poles on the Bountiful High School football field.  The winds left the other three poles near collapse.  A structural engineer was called to evaluate the structural stability of the three remaining light poles.  It was determined that they should be taken down as well.  Bids were received to replace the existing light poles with new LED lights and concrete foundations.  Work will begin immediately and will be completed for football season.
Attachments: (1)
2.F.6. Viewmont High School Track Replacement (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Craig Carter, Business Administrator
Description:  The existing running track surface and asphalt underlayment system at Viewmont High School needs to be replaced.  Tree roots have created an un-level running surface.  The existing asphalt underlayment system will be removed and replaced with a new post-tensioned concrete system.  This will then be topped with a new urethane surface.  Work will begin in May and will be complete by the first week of August.  
Attachments: (1)
2.F.7. Foods Lab Refurbishment (exhibit)
Presenter:  Mr. Craig Carter, Business Administrator
Description:  The existing food lab at Mueller Park Junior High has worn out.  The existing spaces will be remodeled to add an eighth student station to accommodate more students.  The cabinets and countertops will be replaced with a new configuration.  The labs will get new floor finish, ceilings, and lighting.  The existing plastic laminate counter tops at Syracuse High School will be replaced with new solid surface tops.  Work will begin in June and be complete by mid-August.
Attachments: (1)
2.G. BOARD REPORTS
Presenter:  Board Members
Description:  Board member time to share an experience or information received from any conference, meeting, school visit, etc.
3. CLOSED MEETING - Administration Building
Presenter:  Pres. John L. Robison
Description:  The Board will go into Closed Session immediately following board meeting for the purpose of negotiations and personnel issues.
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